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Aquatic Dir. Camp (Seasonal/Summer Work)

The J Detroit

The J Detroit

West Bloomfield Township, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2024


Responsible for all aspects of the JCC Day Camps pool activities to include supervising lifeguards, campers and instructional/recreational swimming


● Aquatic Director will assist in enforcing the time and attendance policy.

● Aquatic Director will ensure that ALL lifeguards are in proper lifeguard uniform, shirt, shorts and whistle. Summer season, cap, sun glasses, sunscreen and drink plenty of water staying hydrated.

● Aquatic Director will assist with maintaining and the posted work schedule notifying the managers of any conflicts.

● Aquatic Director will assist/assign lifeguards with opening the deck umbrellas beginning at 9am, cushions placed on the deck chairs.

● Check the pools and pool decks for cleaning as needed. Advise the managers if vacuuming the pool is required. Check all gutters, skimmers around the main pool, assist with the water test, CL/PH levels in the 3 pools and record results.

● Aquatic Director will maintain an open line of communication with ALL staff and address any concerns with the managers. They will also address any concerns of the membership and resolve if possible.

● Aquatic Director will enforce opening and closing procedures, making sure staff have ALL doors unlocked/locked and keys are properly returned to the key box in the time clock area.

● Lifeguards primary responsibility is to maintain a safe environment at ALL times. Removing ALL hazardous, clutter, returning all pool equipment and enforcing ALL pool rules.

● Check ALL lifeguard equipment, first aid kits, fanny packs making sure they are properly supplied.

● Aquatic Director will cover positions as needed and this applies to the managers to avoid closure of the camp pool.

● Aquatic Director may and can correct any issues with the lifeguard staff, professionally, courteously and if available in the pool office. The Aquatic Director is expected to communicate with each other, work well together as a team. Set the example.

● Chain of Command: Aquatic Director, Pool Managers (Larry), Michelle Jalaba. Everyone is expected to follow this order of supervisors.

● Again, everyone’s primary responsibility is Safety at all times. Communicate with everyone, respect one another, and work as a team TOGETHER.

● Staff is expected to comply with other related duties.


● Thorough knowledge and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques.

● The ability to instruct, assign, supervise and evaluate lifeguards in the performance of their duties.

● An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures.

● Leadership and public relations skills.

● Decision making skills

● The ability to identify hazards and unsafe practices and to make suitable recommendations for minimizing or eliminating those hazards.